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7 Dec 2010 - 3:21pm
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4 years ago
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MattSoave
2010

Robust Flowcharts in Adobe CS?

I've been working as an interaction designer for less than a year (student, interning) and have struggled with finding a good tool to use for creating product flows.  Programs like Fireworks and Flash Catalyst are great for making clickable prototypes.  And programs like Visio are decent for creating flowcharts showing the overall organization of an application.  But the two remain largely separated.

23 Sep 2014 - 4:08pm
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Matt Nish-Lapidus
2007

New IxDA Discussions Launching tomorrow!

Hi Everybody,

You may remember my message from a couple weeks ago announcing the new IxDA Discussions forum launching on Sept 24th. The time is here and we'll be launching the new site tomorrow. There are a few things to keep in mind during the transition:

1. You will need to setup a new account on the new forum. You can use your Google, Facebook, or Twitter accounts to sign up, or you can create a stand along account on the new forum.

18 Sep 2014 - 10:57pm
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Kenny
2008

The Best User Experience Design Links Every Week

Hi all,

As a UX Designer, I’m constantly reading UX articles, playing with new tools, watching videos, and looking at amazing portfolios – I wanted an outlet to share other than social networks. Lately, I’ve been inspired by other curated daily and weekly emails and wanted to create one dedicated to user experience design. If you're interested, please sign up:

UX Design Weekly

Also, if you have a great portfolio, article or resource to share for future issues, please let me know.

Thanks,

Kenny

3 Mar 2010 - 4:49am
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1 year ago
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Alex Morris
2009

Centred Layout Vs Left Aligned

One of those old chestnuts that keeps rearing its head in discussion with client and/or the visual design team.

Left aligned (fixed width) sites are evil right? ;-)

Anyone got any evidence to the contrary?

Love to hear your thoughts.

Alex

27 Oct 2005 - 6:57pm
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9 years ago
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David Hatch
2005

Left Nav, Right Nav. What Nav, Should It Have?

Hi. My name is David and I like right navs (better than left navs).
Thank you for hearing my confession.

Why I like right nav...
Content in the main body of the page takes center stage. The body
content is the first thing you see when the page loads. Yes the nav is
always there but its not in your face. Its there when you need it but
doesn't seem to compete with the body content as much.

2 Feb 2007 - 12:36pm
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1 year ago
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bhekking
2006

What sets the 'best' interaction designers apart?

Hi all -

In your experience, what qualities set the 'best' (defined as you like)
interaction designers apart?

In hiring, what design exercises have you found effective in identifying the
'best' interaction designers?

Thanks,
Bret Hekking

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5 Mar 2007 - 12:59am
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8 years ago
9 replies
Phil Chung
2007

Career: Deep vs Broad Experience

A question for the more "experienced" folks on the list:

In terms of career advancement and job security, is it better for an interaction designer to develop deep or broad experience, in terms of product domains?

5 Nov 2013 - 12:28pm
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1 year ago
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jacquelynbrioux
2013

Seeking Advice on HCI / IxD Masters Degree Program Options

Hi everyone,

I'm about to start applying to graduate programs for September, 2014 and I would love to hear your feedback (and possible recommendations) on my selections. 

A bit of background information:

17 Sep 2007 - 1:22pm
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7 years ago
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SemanticWill
2007

Clickless Web Interface?

Immediately reaction - and I can pull down the heuristic about this - when a
form pops up to ask me how I felt about the interface - i accidentally
selected something and voted -
There was no user feedback - and no way to cancel a bad selection. The
ability to get reinforcement from an action, and to escape from a bad one -
or Undo - it a critical human factors flaw in the clickless interface.
Also - there is only one way to navigate and select things. This is very
poor for all non-gestural user navigation interfaces - Kiosks, hand-helds -
etc.

26 May 2008 - 8:26am
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7 years ago
4 replies
Al Selvin
2006

Sites with good examples of bad UIs?

I hesitate to ask this, because I have lost hours wandering around in such
sites, but anyway:
I'd appreciate recommendations for sites that analyze/discuss/make fun of
bad UI designs. Examples are www.buigallery.com*, http://www.baddesigns.com,
etc. I know I have seen others but I'm not remembering/finding them at the
moment.

Thanks,

Al

* I love the "snarky comments" on this site. Spent way too long clicking and
laughing yesterday.